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History Web Resources

American History
A Century of Lawmaking: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875Includes House and Senate Journals, Debates of Congress, Statutes and Documents, and more.
American Civil War Homepage
American Historical Association
American History Document Collection 
American Memory Projectpart of the American Digital Library Project of the Library of Congress, this site is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.
Britannica Guide to Black Historyclick on Black History, then choose your time period to look at articles on topics or on important individuals in politics, history, the arts, education, and religion.
Clio's Digital Forgeprimary resources and images for teaching early American history.
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Chronology of the History of Slavery and Racism
Colonial Williamsburg Foundationnotable for its "Electronic Field Trips."
Digital Library of Appalachiaoffers electronic editions of bibliographic, full text, and media resources, providing information on the culture, geography, environment and history of the Appalachian region.
Documenting the American South
Eastern North Carolina Digital Librarycontains 399 fiction and non-fiction volumes, 150+ museum artifacts, maps and educational material pertaining to the history of the 41 counties in Eastern North Carolina. Includes Walter Clark’s Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-65, better known as “Clark’s Regiments.”
Gateway to African American Historyfrom the US Department of State, this site includes documents, articles, Internet sites and other resources which honor and acknowledge the accomplishments of African-Americans.
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolitionincludes over 200 primary documents from 1692 through the 20th century.
Historic government publications from World War II: a digital librarymore than 200 WWII-era pamphlets in the Southern Methodist University collection are digitized here, with an emphasis on the home front.
Historical Publications of the United States Commission on Civil Rights since its inception in 1957, the United States Commission on Civil Rights has been at the forefront of efforts by the Federal Government and state governments to examine and resolve issues related to race, ethnicity, religion and, more recently, sexual orientation.
History of Slaverycompiled from archive, library and internet source documentation, this timeline on slavery and in part the history of racism, has been used to guide the direction of independent research into the history of enslaved Americans of African descent.
Hoover Presidential Libraryimportant files covering Hoover's achievements and  early 20th century American history.
Making of Americaa nice collection of primary documents on subjects as wide-ranging as agriculture, etiquette, yellow fever.
National Archiveincludes exhibits, National Audiovisual Information Locator (which searches NARA's huge collection of stills, motion pictures, videos, audio recordings), and the government information locator.
National Register of Historic Places
North American Slave Narrativespart of the Documenting the American South collection from UNC-Chapel Hill.
North Carolina Newspapers
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies
Organization of American Historians
Religion and the Founding of the American Republican exhibit and history lesson from the Library of Congress.
Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer's Projectfrom the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress.
Southern Courier ArchivesAll 177 issues (1965-1968) of the weekly newspaper are available to browse or search, providing a unique on-the-scenes view of the mid-1960s civil rights movement in the Deep South.
Syllabi for Early American History and Literature
Vietnam, Yesterday and Today
United States Historical Census Data Browserfor census data between 1790 and 1970.
West Webannotated set of sites addressing virtually every aspect of the history and culture of the American West: agriculture and ranching, the mining industries, the Hispanic west, settlement and expansion, legal history, women in western history, and much more.
Western North Carolina Heritagea digital repository of core information by and about the people of the mountains of North Carolina.
Ancient and Medieval
ABZU: Guide to the Ancient Near Eastthis guide from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute is a prime resource for history, religion, art and archaeology.
Byzantine and Medieval Studies Sites
Byzantium: Byzantine Studies on the Internetincludes extensive image and map files, news, course syllabi, texts, and sound files.
Egyptology Resources
Internet Medieval Source Booklinks to full texts of church documents, works of church fathers, literary and political texts.
Medieval Studies
Online Reference Book to Medieval Studies
Perseus Projecta massive project documenting the classical world, with a concentration on Greece.
Search Argosa tool to search through documents on the ancient world.
European History
Eighteenth Century Resourcesin history, art, literature, architecture with links provided for English, European and American history.
Encyclopedia of the 1848 Revolutions
Irish History on the Weblinks to timelines, documents, genealogy, famine sites, and sites dealing specifically with the Irish Republicans, the Unionists, and Northern Ireland history.
See also Conflict Archive on the Internet on Northern Ireland, an ever expanding documentary source.
Nazi and East German Propaganda
Nuremberg War Crimes Trialsfull-text of the trial transcripts.
Victoria Research Webuseful for the study of nineteenth century Britain.
World War I – Trenches on the Webcontains timelines, biographies, photos, weapons, and much more.

Historical Methods
Style Manual for History Research Papersfrom St. Ambrose University's History Department.
University of Calgary History Departmentincludes a guide to writing historical essays and book reviews.
University of Washington History Department
World History
Encyclopedia of the Orientcovers the history and culture of countries which we would call the Middle East.
HyperHistory Onlineincludes timelines, "lifelines" (as in who lived when), and historical maps. The World History chart is a nice chronology, from David and Solomon through Roosevelt and Churchill.
Internet Modern History Sourcebookincludes materials on historiography, historical method, and the theory of history.
The Jewish History Resource Centeroffers over 6,000 links in over 30 catagories to organizations and websites dealing with Jewish history.
Middle East History, Society, and Cultural Resourcesan excellent package of links on the Middle East.
Russian History on the Web
Native Americans
American Indian History and Related Issues
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Edward Curtis's North American Indianeighty Native American tribes are represented in more than 2000 plates and illustrations from Curtis's original, substantial, and often controversial landmark work published serially from 1907 to 1930.
Indian Circle Web Ring
Indianz.comprovides news, information, and resources about issues facing Native peoples.
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
Native American Sites
Native American Tribes
Southeastern Native American Documents, 1763-1842 - the documents are comprised of letters, legal proceedings, military orders, financial papers, and archaeological images relating to Native Americans in the Southeast. The first 18 months of the Cherokee Phoenix, the first newspaper published in a Native American language, are also available through the Georgia Historic Newspapers database.
Other Useful Sites
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Archival Data Online Repositoryincludes data on US civil disorders, 1961-68 and Russian and French bureaucracies of 18th and 19th centuries.
Avalon Projectdigital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government, from the 17th century to the present.
Best of History Web Sitesan online directory of more than 700 of the best history-related web sites.
Citing Electronic Information in History Papersfrom Maurice Crouse, professor of history at University of Memphis.
Digitizing History: A Guide to Creating Digital Resources from Historical Documents
Handbook of Latin American Studies Online
History as a Career
History Journals Guide
History Sites by Time Period
History Sites by Topic
Index of Resources for Historians
Inflation Conversion Factors Scale
MadLINKS History Links
North Carolina ECHO (Exploring Cultural Heritage Online)a doorway to the special collections of North Carolina's libraries, archives, and museums.
OnLine Course Materials in History
What Can I Do with a History Major?
WWW Virtual History Library
Yahoo Index to Oral History Sites

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